Tuesday 27th May
I woke up yesterday feeling awful. A headache and a sort of weakness in my whole body which I couldn’t really explain. I tried to rouse myself with a shower and took the dogs out for a walk, even though it was raining. When I got home I felt really quite sick, nauseus, that rising up of anti-peristalsis, the contraction of the throat. I thought I was going to be sick, but not quite. I felt so bad I took to my bed and tried to sleep it off. But this developed into the dreaded migraine, which in the end lasted all day.
I barely slept, tossing and turning, feverish, too hot then shivering with cold, and all the while my head was banging. Eventuallly about midday I was actually sick and after that I could sleep a bit, though the headache hung around the rest of the day slowly diminishing but still there even the next morning.
A wasted day. And though I get migraines every now and then I still don’t know what triggers them. I had been painting for a few hours the day before, and in the sun. Who knows, but it is definitely linked to being sick, so maybe it was the food I ate (roast chicken and veg) or maybe some alcohol but I had only a glass of wine. Anyway whatever it was I ate them. Apart from the pain and the discomfort it is such a waste of a day.